Posts Tagged ‘ carry ’

When the Governor Comes Knocking: S&W Governor [PRODUCT REVIEW/TV]

Dec 20th, 2012 | By

  It’s two in the morning. It’s dark. Your dog, sleeping peacefully at the foot of your bed when you turned out your side lamp, rustles you awake with a shake of its head and a flapping of its ears. He’s not barking, but he’s sniffing at the closed door of your bedroom. You grab […]



Wild Bill Hickok for the Modern Age

Dec 20th, 2012 | By

Of all the gunslingers of the American West, none has such cross-cultural, historical recognition as a Wild Bill Hickok. Almost always depicted in photos with his favorite pair of cap and ball Colt 1851 .36 caliber Navy Model revolvers, the question was whether he drew them simultaneously, or used the second pistol sequentially, as he ran […]



BLACKHAWK!’s New Versa-Harness

Nov 29th, 2012 | By

With a design department in just about every tactical equipment manufacturing seemingly on amphetamines, cranking out a new product just as seemingly every day, it takes some effort to quickly recognize an  item that stands above others. The Versa-Harness to be released this coming January at Shotshow, from BLACKHAWK!, is a perfect example of outstanding! HISTORY […]



HANDGUNS: The American Talisman

Jun 1st, 2012 | By

Most everyone has a favorite storyteller or someone about whom the stories are always worth listening.  In my circle of friends, there is one man about whom more stories have been told than any other.   My friend is a retired Special Forces soldier and the story in question took place while his “A” team was […]



The Super Ego, or Why Men are Afraid to Train

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

No, I’m not a psychologist; I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Nonetheless, I’ve been around long enough to know that men have an innate belief, even if subconsciously, that the mere possession of testicles makes them skilled drivers, lovers, and shooters. From a coldly analytical perspective we know that this […]



THE POP CULTURE PACIFIST: Making the World a More Dangerous Place

Feb 9th, 2012 | By

During a recent outing to an indoor shooting range I encountered a fellow shooter and the subject turned to concealed carry and using a handgun for personal defense. My practice sessions tend to be far from the normal stand and shoot affair and after observing me for a while the gentleman asked where I learned […]



STUDENT OF THE GUN: VOL.1 CONCEALED CARRY BASICS with Paul Markel

Oct 13th, 2011 | By

Teaching is a hard job. Effectively teaching someone how and when to shoot is one of the hardest. That’s just in a person-person scenario. With the advent of video technology, the question of whether the information is not only getting across, but being also absorbed, becomes a really big question. When I received a review […]